Introduction

Sunset Music Fest is a one-of-its-kind outdoor musical experience, in which audience will be serenaded with classical favourites and contemporary tunes performed by both local and international artistes, in a centre stage set against the dramatic backdrop of a beautiful sunset at the meeting point of the South China and Sulu seas.

 

Tip of Borneo

At the northern-most tip of Borneo is Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, which means the ‘lingering junction’ as it is where the South China Sea lingers and merges with the Sulu Sea that flows from the east. According to the local folklore, the headland was previously a lookout point to guard against invading pirates. The treacherous coastline is a reminder of the bloody battles fought and shipwrecks that litter the seabed off the coast. Today, this relatively undisturbed promontory offers striking views of Kalampunian Beach and the idyllic islands of Banggi, Mantanani and Kelambu.

Held for the ninth year, the Sunset Music Fest at the northern-most Tip of Borneo is Sabah’s biggest open air concert featuring a line-up of musicians and artistes performing a broad repertoire of music and songs, on a centre stage set against the dramatic backdrop of a beautiful sunset. Audiences will enjoy a repertoire of performances by award-winning dance group Flexible Crew, singers Norbert Bin Andilah, Francis Landong, The Deep Buskers, La Cantabile – Classical Voices, Apprilissa Sue Ann and Daisy Daniel. Also featured in this year’s festival is Permata Seni Muzik – a group dedicated to harnessing the musical talents of 8 to 14 year olds, under the purview of Istana Budaya.